LOCATION: Pauanui, Coromandel, New Zealand
MISSION: Clear the Beach for Swimmers.
Pauanui Beach has been closed due to sharks. What type of shark are they and what are they doing here? Riley is on a mission to find out.
It’s the middle of summer and very hot. Riley also needs to clear the sharks away from the beach so that summer crowds can return to the water.
Once the species has been identified Riley sets about catching and tagging them. He hopes that catching them will encourage the animals to move on. If sharks return the tags will allow him to identify whether it is the same individuals coming back to the beach each summer.